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  • Making Chemistry Visible 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    The objective of this lesson is to explain and demonstrate the chemical process of turning woody biomass into biofuel.
  • Value of the Slash of a Tree 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    In this lesson students will look at forest ecosystems and determine the estimated slash of the tress. Other forest ecosystem discussions can be implemented as well such as fire ecology.
  • Green House Gases 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    Students will understand the role of green house gasses in Earth's atmosphere and what are major contributors to green houses gas build up in the atmosphere.
  • Life in a Food Chain 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    Following this lesson, students will understand the flow of energy in an ecosystem.
  • Water Resources in a Changing Climate 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    This lesson will investigate the impact of climate change on water resources through calculating the discharge rate of a local stream, and analyzing graphs and data.
  • Energy Explorations: Tag 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    Learn about renewable and non-renewable resources and identify issues related to the environment from using them. This lesson plan is designed for 5th- and 6th-grade students.
  • Biomass Adventure Race 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    This adventure race lesson covers the four key stages of the biomass supply chain: production, pre-­‐processing, conversion, and supplying to consumers.
  • From Forest to Fuel 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    In this lesson, students will calculate and measure the amount of woody biomass in forest residual slash piles, to determine efficacy of processing and transporting methods for biomass energy production.
  • Reducing Your Carbon Foot Print, One Step At A Time 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    During this lesson, students will understand that carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the largest contributors to climate change and learn how they can reduce CO2 emissions at home and within their state. Students will also ...
  • Plant Cell Walls to Alcohols 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    This lesson looks at the break down of plant material to demonstrate the production of biofuels.
  • Forest Management 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    In this lesson, student will learn to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of forest management strategies.
  • Beetle Kill to Bioenergy 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (2016-12)
    This lesson explores bioenergy as a clean and alternative energy resource for powering communities. Students will use nonfiction narrative that tells the story of Eagle Valley Clean Energy (EVCE) in Colorado as well as the ...
  • Hydroelectric Power and Dams--A look at the Environmental, Social and Economic 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance; McCall Outdoor Science School (2016-12)
    This lesson investigates the use of dams, and has students create a water wheel and explore various water flows and they’re affect on the water whee.
  • Production of Lignocellulosic Isobutanol by Fermentation and Conversion to Biojet 

    Hawkins, Andrew; Johnston, Glenn (5/2/2016)
    Gevo has developed fermentation and process technology to convert biomass sugars to isobutanol and further into renewable jet fuel through chemical processing. As a key member of the NARA project, Gevo has developed GIFT®, ...
  • Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance: Taking Wood to New Heights 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (4/1/2016)
    This flier summarizes the mission and goals of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance. The flier reads, "Led by Washington State University and funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Northwest ...
  • Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) Outreach 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (4/1/2016)
    This flier summarizes the work of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance. It notes, "Public universities, government laboratories and private industry are joining together to develop ways to turn one of the most plentiful ...
  • NARA Energy Literacy Matrix 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (4/1/2016)
    This fact sheet summarizes the NARA Energy Literacy Matrix, a web-based resource developed by the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance to effectively organize materials to be used by science teachers and the general public.
  • NARA Newsletter, Volume 5.2 

    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (2/1/2016)
    This newsletter includes the following articles: NARA will host a wood-based biofuels conference; Environmental impact of a slash to sugar supply chain; and Sugar yields from two feedstock sources.
  • Pretreatment of Woody Biomass for Biofuel Production 

    Zhu, J.Y. (1/20/2016)
    Biofuel production from woody biomass through the sugar platform requires efficient production of fermentable sugars either chemically and enzymatically by hydrolyzing polysaccharides in wood cell walls. Enzymatic sugar ...
  • Environmental assessment of mild bisulfite pretreatment of forest residues into fermentable sugars for biofuel production 

    Nwaneshiudu, C.; Ganguly, I.; Pierobon, F.; Bowers, T.; Eastin, I. (Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2016)
    Sugar production via pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulosic feedstock, in this case softwood harvest residues, is a critical step in the biochemical conversion pathway towards drop-in biofuels. Mild bisulfite ...